SIA Retailer of the Year Award

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Alpine Ski Shop
1971 was an interesting year. ’71 saw the first glimpse of e-mail come to life, Disney World open gates to the Magic Kingdom in Florida and so did a little ski shop in Northern Virginia. Eddie Bunch thought Northern Virginia deserved a dedicated Ski Shop for a sport that he had fallen in love with....Read More
Cole Sport
Cole Sports In 1972, after finishing graduate school in Washington, Gary and Jana Cole moved from Seattle to Park City, Utah with plans to spend a lone winter in the Wasatch Mountains. After a decade of working, playing, and becoming intertwined in the Park City community, Cole Sport was born out of the couple’s passion...Read More
Buchika’s Ski & Bike
Buchika’s Ski & Bike   In 1963, George ‘Butch’ Buchika gathered a selection of winter sporting equipment in his own garage in Haverhill, MA. His plan: sell skis to fund his son Roger’s ski-racing career. As his endeavor became increasingly successful, Roger joined the US Ski Team, more customers arrived, and Buchika’s Ski and Bike...Read More
Colorado Ski Shop
Colorado Ski Shop was established in 1994 by Hussein and Diane Jaber to fulfill a dream and a need.  Always wanting to own a specialty shop, and just starting a family, a ski shop was established. Starting as an outlet, mainly surviving on close-outs we gave it a chance. Getting lines was a major struggle,...Read More
Aspen Ski & Board Co.
While most people think that skiing was invented by the Norse as a means to assist in their hunting and transportation, skis were actually born at Aspen Ski and Board. You’re thinking to yourself, wait a second, Aspen Ski and Board has only been around since 1998. Sure, we’ve had a shop since 1998. We’ve...Read More
Founded in 2001 in Bryce’s Seattle apartment, after lots of coffee, countless late nights, 100’s of powder days, and early morning sessions on the lake, they are still focused on being a great retailer and an asset to the community. Between their retail store and offices in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle and their distribution...Read More
Neptune Diving & Ski
I started my business in 1973. I was president of a SCUBA club  called the Nashville Neptunes.When the only two dive stores in Nashville closed I opened a small part- time dive shop for the club, diving friends and for my own needs. I named it Neptune Equipment Company. After three seasons so many people...Read More
Freestyle, founded in 1983, is a family owned full service ski and snowboard specialty retailer. Freestyle has two stores focused on Wintersport clothing and equipment located in Charlottesville, VA and at Wintergreen Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains. In addition, Freestyle also operates an online retail store at In the warmer months Freestyle focuses...Read More